Title: An Open Window (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers)
Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Genre(s): Holiday M/M
Page Count: 21
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Two men. One Christmas Eve that changes the courses of both their lives.
Henry’s homeless and only wants a warm place to sleep on the coldest night of the year. A forgotten open window in a darkened house entices Henry inside with the promise of warmth and comfort. He knows it’s wrong, but he promises himself he’ll be out before the owner wakes on Christmas morning. Except he oversleeps and the homeowner, Jim, discovers a bearded stranger sawing logs under his dining room table. When the shock and the drama that ensues dies down, Henry and Jim discover that they might have found, quite unexpectedly, the Christmas miracle they’d both been longing for—love and home.
I liked this, but it ends in the middle of the story! I really wanted to read more about Jim and Henry. The story started out so promising, but this was more a teaser than a story. 🙁
But I do love the homeless-guy-who-needs-some-warm-loving trope. And I could just see Henry and Jim being a perfect fit. Too bad we didn’t get a lot of background or a real romance. I do hope Rick R. Reed is going to write a longer story about these two in the future.